Partners with The Grassroot Project

The Grassroot Project is grateful for support and collaboration from our amazing partners. These range from corporate sponsors and foundations to government and other non-profit organizations. We rely on them to make our programs a success. If your organization, team, company, or institution might be interested in joining forces, please contact us

MTV Staying Alive Foundation

In May 2009, MTV named The Grassroot Project a Staying Alive Foundation grantee. These awards were given to 30 initiatives across the globe. Since it launched in 1998, MTV’s Staying Alive Campaign is the world’s largest, youth focused, HIV and AIDS prevention campaign. Staying Alive believes that change lies in the hands of young people. “If the dynamics of the HIV epidemic are really to alter, then it is imperative that this generation be informed and empowered.”

District of Columbia Public Schools

In May 2009, The Grassroot Project was named an official partner of Washington DC Public Schools. The Office of Out of School Time extended an offer to support and collaborate on our implementing efforts in middle schools across the city. The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is a diverse, urban school district serving students in the nation’s capital. “Situated at the center of national government, our goal is to provide students a quality education that prepares them to become future leaders and productive citizens who are engaged in the life of the community.”

The Magic Johnson Foundation

The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by Earvin “Magic” Johnson in 1991, works to develop programs and support community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities.

Nike Gamechangers

Nike has supported The Grassroot Project through corporate donations and the “Back Your Block” sports and community development grant.

Do Something! uses the power of online to get teens to do good stuff offline. The Grassroot Project was the recipient of a Do Something grant, and our founder was recognized among the top 13 young social changemakers in 2011.

Ashoka Youth Ventures

Ashoka’s Youth Venture inspires and invests in teams of young people to start and lead their own social ventures, and is building a powerful network of young changemakers across the world.

DC Department of Health

In September 2009, The DC Department of Health named The Grassroot Project one of 15 Effi Barry grantees. The program supports organizations that serve the areas of the District hit hardest by HIV/AIDS, honoring the former First Lady who dedicated her life and career to action on community health disparities in the city, “raising early awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and championing increased resources and capacity in underserved communities.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) are committed to “strengthening our youth to beat the odds.” This year we are working with BGCGW to implement our programs in clubhouses across the District.

Washington AIDS Partnership

The Washinton AIDS Partnership (WAP) is a committed group of individuals and organizations striving to prevent new HIV infections and help those living with HIV/AIDS in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. WAP has been supporting The Grassroot Project since December 2009.

ATP Aces for Charity

The ATP ACES For Charity programme, launched in 2011, is a global initiative aimed at giving back to communities where ATP World Tour events are played, as well as recognising and supporting tournament and player charitable initiatives.


The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation

The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation’s (RMYF) mission is to identify and disseminate innovative and effective programs that help disadvantaged youth reach their full potential. In December 2011, RMYF began supporting the long-term evaluation of The Grassroot Project using a randomized experimental design.